Vincent Kompany accepts it has “not been easy” for his Burnley side this season but claims he will be the “last man believing” they can escape relegation trouble.
The Clarets sit bottom of the Premier League table, two points from safety, ahead of successive home games against West Ham tomorrow and Sheffield United next weekend.
Those fixtures present an opportunity for Burnley and Kompany is desperate to get more points on the board.
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He said: “I hope that being desperate to win is something you always have. I don’t feel you can ever go into a game not being fully committed to winning. I’d like to think that is something that really lives in this club.
“The league has been tough for us. It’s just not been easy, whether we’ve played well or had games against teams that are stronger than us. It’s always been a case of adapting to this level.
“I’ve seen signs in the team where I’d like to think the team is really looking forward to the games ahead.”
Belief is key to struggling teams escaping the drop and former Manchester City and Belgium defender Kompany says he has that in abundance.
“That’s in my nature,” he added. “When nobody believes anymore, I’ll be still the last man believing until the end. It lives in the team, it lives in the squad.
“I don’t think we have to ever doubt we can put a run of results together. It’s been details that have cost us, individual details sometimes as well. But I see solutions.
“That’s my job as a manager to try and offer solutions to the team and help them.”